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Feeling Our Feelings: What Philosophers Think and People Know
by Eva Brann
"A dazzling wealth of stimulating reflection and wise insight. To read Feeling Our Feelings is to relive one's own early moments of intellectual awakening, with the all the advantages of age and experience. Eva Brann proves to be a most steady and enlightening guide on an inquiry into the relation between life and thought that few have pursued so thoroughly."—Susan Shell, ...more
Paperback, 530 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Paul Dry Books
(first published August 1st 2008)
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I've been away from Goodreads for a while and reading this book suffered several interruptions. I'm finished! The book is written with a simple, elegant, eloquence. If you are interested in a thorough description of major thinkers on the notion of the self, the soul and the significance of the affective dimension, this book is worth the time.
Eva Brann is a member of the senior faculty at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, where she has taught for over fifty-seven years. Brann holds an M.A. in Classics and a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Yale University. She is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. Her books include The Ways of Naysaying; What, Then, Is Time?; The World of the Imagination; The Past-Present; Homeric Moments; ...moreMore about Eva Brann...